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Gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles Improving Faster Than Expected | My Blog

Posted on: July 15, 2011

Gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles Improving Faster Than Expected | My Blog.

This is good news!

“Electric cars will undoubtedly play an increasingly large role in many countries’ plans in the decades ahead as energy independence and environmental concerns intensify,” said Xavier Mosquet, a senior partner in the firm’s Detroit office, global co-leader of BCG’s Automotive practice, and lead author of the report.  “But they will gain only modest ground to 2020. Gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles are improving faster than expected and will continue to dominate the global landscape.

As the proud owners of two diesel vehicles – a 2000 Volkswagen Golf TDI, which averages 46 MPG with 115,000+ miles on it and a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI, which averages 38 MPG (in daily errand driving, usually less than 20 miles round-trip with much stop and go).  The Golf recently got a nice facelift with some rust repair (we do live in the Mid-west – so we have salt to contend with in the winter) and a new paint color, so it’s almost like a new car!

I’m a big fan of diesel power!  Volkswagen-Audi Group does it well with their TDI models.  They’re definitely not the stinky, clanky, black-smoke puffing vehicles that many people remember from the past.  Even in just the last 10 years they have made huge strides in making a diesel vehicle much more owner friendly!  And thankfully, diesel has become a bit more of a ‘household name’ so that finding gas stations that also have passenger vehicle diesel pumps is actually relatively easy!

So, if you’re looking for a new car – investigate diesel!

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